Meško’s strategy of having dual pillars to the business — cozy bookstores with cafés, alongside an efficient, tech-savvy online store — has proved successful. Today, Martinus is Slovakia’s largest internet bookstore and second largest bookseller, running three e-shops and 13 brick-and-mortar bookstores and cafes. His success has been recognized by various organizations, including Forbes 30 Under 30 and the New Europe 100 list of innovators, compiled by the Financial Times and Google.
Meško is particularly proud that Martinus has been able to connect several million readers with over 20 million books, and the company now employs over 500 people. His ambition is to ensure “every child grows into a lifelong reader, with books that help them relax, dream and grow skills for whatever the world of tomorrow brings.”